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Traveling from Hannover to Aachen by train

Looking to travel from Hannover to Aachen by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 23 minutes to travel from Hannover to Aachen by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 45 minutes though. You'll usually find 33 trains per day running along the 309 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Aachen. You'll be traveling with ICE, DB or FlixTrain on your way to Aachen, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Hannover to Aachen start from $14.75 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Aachen by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Hannover to Aachen by train

It takes an average of 4h 23m to travel from Hannover to Aachen by train, over a distance of around 192 miles (309 km). There are normally 33 trains per day traveling from Hannover to Aachen and tickets for this journey start from $14.75 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

3h 45m


309 miles (192 km)


33 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $14.75

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn

Hannover to Aachen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover to Aachen for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:31 12:18 3h 47m, 1 change
08:40 13:07 4h 27m, 1 change
09:31 13:16 3h 45m, 1 change
10:31 14:40 4h 9m, 1 change
10:40 15:07 4h 27m, 1 change
11:31 15:16 3h 45m, 1 change
12:31 16:18 3h 47m, 1 change
12:40 17:07 4h 27m, 1 change
13:31 17:16 3h 45m, 1 change
14:31 18:18 3h 47m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and FlixTrain trains from Hannover to Aachen

You can travel from Hannover to Aachen on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and FlixTrain trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Hannover to Aachen

The price of train tickets from Hannover to Aachen starts at $14.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hannover to Aachen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Hannover to Aachen

Want to know more about your journey from Hannover to Aachen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hannover to Aachen take?

The average journey time by train between Hannover and Aachen is 4 hours and 23 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Hannover and Aachen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hannover to Aachen is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Hannover to Aachen cost?

Train tickets from Hannover to Aachen can start from as little as $14.75 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Hannover to Aachen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hannover to Aachen without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Hannover to Aachen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hannover to Aachen leave?

The first train from Hannover to Aachen leaves at 00:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hannover to Aachen leave?

The last train from Hannover to Aachen leaves at 22:09. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Hannover and Aachen by train?

Trains travelling from Hannover to Aachen cover a distance of around 192 miles (309 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Aachen to Hannover.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hannover to Aachen for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/26/2022 for travel on 10/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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